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IN PICTURES: Spire collapses as massive blaze tears through Notre-Dame cathedral

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IN PICTURES: Spire collapses as massive blaze tears through Notre-Dame cathedral
All photos: AFP
19:45 CEST+02:00
The flames could be seen across Paris after fire broke out in the roof of one of the city's most iconic buildings.

As the flames leapt through the roof the cqthedral's spire came crashing down<

 

 

The cathedral in the central 4th arrodisement hqd recently been undergoing extensive restoration works.

Many horrified tourists and passers-by photographed or filmed the blaze, while others took to twitter to express their shock.

 
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